Blessed James Alberione

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exposed, for having so many times preferred the reading of human books to that of the Bible and for having preferred conversation with men rather than with God.


Veni Creator Spiritus,
Mentes tuorum visita,
Imple superna gratia,
Quae tu creasti pectora.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
Altissimi donum Dei,
Fons vivus, ignis, charitas,
Et spiritalis unctio.

Tu septiformis munere,
Digitus paternae dexterae,
Tu rite promissum Patris,
Sermone ditans guttura.

Accende lumen sensibus:
Infunde amorem cordibus;
Infirma nostri corporis
Virtute firmans perpeti.

Hostem repellas longius,
Pacemque dones protinus:
Ductore sic te praevio,
Vitemus omne noxium.

Per te sciamus da Patrem
Noscamus atque Filium,
Teque utriusque Spiritum
Credamus omni tempore.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
Et Filio, qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
In saeculorum saecula.

Come, Holy Spirit, Creator, come
From your bright heavenly throne;
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all your own.

You who are called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above;
The living spring, the living fire,
Sweet unction and true love.

You who are sevenfold in your grace,
Finger of God's right hand,
His promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand.

Oh! Guide our minds with your blest light,
With love our hearts inflame
And with your strength, which ne'er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our hellish foe,
True peace unto us bring;
And through all perils lead us safe.
Beneath your sacred wing.

Through you may we the Father know,
Through you, the eternal Son,
And you, the Spirit of them both -
Thrice-blessed three in one.

All glory to the Father be,
And to his risen Son,
The like to you, great Paraclete,
While endless ages run.